The Fiji TimesReliance on tourism and civil aviation business


Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Tourism Viliame Gavoka says the tourism and civil aviation business will likely be relied upon by the brand new authorities to enhance Fiji’s economic system.

Whereas chatting with Nadi enterprise homeowners just lately, he stated his ministry was making each effort to mix the 2 ministries that had been separated by the earlier authorities.

“Tourism was a division by itself however at present it’s solely a unit,” he stated.

“And civil aviation I’ve needed to go and produce them again into the tourism portfolio as a result of it’s made up of 4 individuals working underneath the Solicitor Basic.

“This is without doubt one of the greatest industries in Fiji and for some motive it was taken to be underneath the Solicitor Basic.

“And tourism has actually dwindled when it comes to its manpower and its coverage making physique.

“Plenty of key initiatives is in its arms but it surely’s been just about decimated by the earlier regime however we’ll rebuild it again.”

He stated it has been pressured to the brand new authorities that the tourism business would proceed to be Fiji’s primary revenue earner.

“We had been a part of the Cupboard briefing and the briefing was by the Minister of Finance and he gave us an outline of how issues are going and he stored saying that Tourism would be the saviour of this nation within the quick future.”

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